Caius was a typical rambunctious two-year-old who loved playing with his cars and trucks when flu-like symptoms began to appear every few weeks in September 2016. His mom Megan and dad Russ thought he was simply picking up flu bugs as toddlers often do. But when he became non-responsive for nearly a minute one afternoon, his grandparents whisked him to the ER.
A CT scan showed Caius had a brain tumor the size of a small baseball. "We were in shock," Megan recalls. "We were told he needed surgery ASAP and they didn't want to send us home." The family tried to come to terms with the unthinkable - Caius would undergo brain surgery the very next day.
The following morning, a pre-surgery MRI revealed further troubling news; a blood vessel was feeding the tumour. The situation was very complex and high risk. Caius underwent surgery a few days later. To everyone's tremendous relief, the surgery was very successful.